Paul Jenkinson
Innovate UK EDGE Scaleup Director

Paul is an experienced Non-Executive Director, investor and business advisor. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Manchester Business School. Paul has twenty years’ corporate experience with Blue Circle Cement, BPB Industries, British Gypsum (Plaster & Plasterboard) and Anglian Water in group strategic planning and line management roles. At British Gypsum he led the start up of a gypsum based flowing floor screed business.

For the last fifteen years he has worked with many SMEs, helping them with their growth via strategic and business planning, investment readiness and fund raising, with extensive contacts into the Business Angel, Venture Capital and Crowdfunding markets. Paul has worked for Beer & Partners (Business Angel network) and Connect Midlands, part of Warwick University, which ran investment readiness programmes. He has invested in Shadow Foundr, a crowdfunding business and was, for a period, on their Advisory Board.

More recently Paul has worked as a consultant and a Non-Executive Director and has to date personally invested in twelve high growth companies. Paul has an interest in SME Board performance and improvement and holds a distinction in the IOD Diploma in Company Direction. Paul is also an experienced Business Mentor and a Member of the Association of Business Mentors. He has a passion for helping companies grow and helping entrepreneurs/Directors develop themselves.

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